[DRBD-user] [PATCH v5 01/11] block: make generic_make_request handle arbitrarily sized bios

Mike Snitzer snitzer at redhat.com
Tue Aug 11 04:41:55 CEST 2015

Note: "permalinks" may not be as permanent as we would like,
direct links of old sources may well be a few messages off.

On Mon, Aug 10 2015 at 10:00pm -0400,
Martin K. Petersen <martin.petersen at oracle.com> wrote:

> >>>>> "Ming" == Ming Lin <mlin at kernel.org> writes:
> Ming> Did you mean still use (UINT_MAX >> 9) in blkdev_issue_discard()?
> Ming> But that doesn't work for dm-thinp. See Kent's suggestion to use
> Ming> 1<<31.
> I'm not sure why things are not working for dm-thinp. Presumably Kent's
> code would split the discard at a granularity boundary so why would that
> cause problems for dm?

DM-thinp processes discards internally before it passes them down (if
configured to do so).  If a discard is smaller than the granularity of a
thinp block (whose size is configurable) or if the start and end of the
discard's extent is misaligned (relative to the thinp blocks mapped to
the logical extent) then the discard won't actually discard partial
thinp blocks.

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